U.S. 8,617,304 B2
Ben Wen has been granted a patent for a a bio-based coating comprised of polymerized oil made from oil comprised of triglycerides with unsaturated fatty acid chains, wherein the oil is free of petroleum; and, a catalyst mixed with the oil before it is polymerized, the catalyst is comprised of a thermochromic material comprised of one or more properties that:
reduces the temperature for polymerization of the oil to create a suspension that forms a hardened mixture when cooled below approximately 100˚ C and switches the hardened mixture from transparent to reflective of infrared light when the temperature rises above a switching temperature in an approximate range of 18˚ -35 ˚C.
Published June 9, 2014
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